Changeling the Lost
The Freehold of Liberty Square was officially founded in 1889, not too long after D.C. became a major city. Tom Nichols of the Summer Court, Arianna Wilde of Fall, Daniel Gray of Winter, and Alice Red of Spring were among the first changelings to return home to the new capitol, and set to work wresting their individual pacts with the seasons and founding their own home where they could defends themselves from the depredations of the Gentry. It didn’t take long to find that the D.C. area itself housed a Trod within each corner of the city. Although this gave them a wealth of Glamour and Hedge-Fruit, it also left the burgeoning Freehold terribly prone to predation by their former captors. Thus, the founders resolved to strengthen their city’s ties to the changing seasons, and to officially house the leader of each season directly on one of the four Trods. Spring controls the northwest, to better tie themselves to the various clubs and parks. Summer reigns in the northeast, where a million little irritations can be felt in the crowded residences. Autumn resides in the southeast, where the constant fear of muggings and rape plague the area. Southwest belongs to the Winter Court, where the most impoverished wallow in despair and try to make the best of their lives. This has led to Spring controlling the largest portion, and Winter the smallest, which is a cause of no small contention between the two Courts.
Since its founding, the freehold has expanded to cover the entire D.C. metro area, and has actually found another trod in Silver Spring, MD.